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A danger of induction of Brugada syndrome during pill-in-the-pocket therapy for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation

Authors Aizawa Y, Matsuhashi T, Sato T, Takatsuki S, Fukuda K

Published 25 August 2010 Volume 2010:2 Pages 139—140


Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

Yoshiyasu Aizawa, Tomohiro Matsuhashi, Toshiaki Sato, Seiji Takatsuki, Keiichi Fukuda
Division of Cardiology, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

Abstract: Rhythm control therapy by sodium channel blockers is widely performed for the ­treatment of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Here, we present a case of acquired Brugada ­syndrome by pill-in-the-pocket treatment using pilsicainide. It is important that this therapy should be applied only after confirming the drug safety to the patients.

Keywords: syncope, sudden death, drug, rhythm control, pilsicainide, atrial flutter

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